Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 1/4/12
That may have been one of the ugliest double-digit wins I’ve seen in a long time, but I’ll take it. Road games in league play don’t come too easy. This team still isn’t where they need to be, but tonight was definitely a step in the right direction. This was a sluggish start as usual for the Cards, but once they were able to force some turnovers and knock down three’s, they were in control for the rest of the way. Louisville 40% from downtown and caught fire in the second half connecting on 5 of 8 attempts. This becomes a much harder team to defend when they’re shooting well from outside. Unfortunately they have struggled in that department for the majority of the season. The Cards finished with 22 assists tonight, which shows you that despite it getting sloppy at times, the offense was much improved. Louisville had just 6 total assists against Kentucky on Saturday. Russ Smith continued to play well leading the Cards with 17 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds, and 4 steals. Russ is maki...
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